(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — After topping the Republican primary in Arizona, according to ABC projections, Mitt Romney is projected to win in his home state of Michigan. Romney and Rick Santorum had been locked in a tight race for the state as polls closed and results began to roll in.
On the eve of the Michigan primary, some Democrats planned to tip the vote in Santorum’s favor by voting in the state’s open system for the right-wing candidate. With nearly every poll putting Romney and Santorum even, Democrats hoped that just a few thousand votes would crown Santorum the winner. Exit polls found that one in 10 Michigan voters said they were Democrats.
Romney has already claimed victories in New Hampshire, Florida, Nevada, Maine and Arizona.
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